Often forgotten by many, Barricade is actually a very important player in the Michael Bay Transformers universe. If you remember the 2007 Transformers movie, he was the first time that you got to see Michael Bay’s extremely complicated transformations where vehicle parts are shifting and turning all over the place. Thankfully, the toys are not that difficult to transform (well, most of the toys).
Barricade was the police car that chased Bumblebee down the streets from day time all the way to night time (kid you not, one scene it’s daylight, and next scene it’s darkness). And later on in the movie, he is seen rushing down to the city for the gigantic climatic battle, but (here comes the fun part…) HE NEVER GETS THERE!!!
The next time Barricade appears is in the 2011 Transformers movie “Dark of the Moon (DOTM)” (notice how I didn’t say third Transformers movie because this is actually the fourth one, there was an animated feature film blah blah…) So anyway, he was the one holding Bumblebee hostage during the even more gigantic climatic battle in Chicago. So he found his way to Chicago eh?